I recently went into Chinatown in search of a blank scroll on which I was planning to have a friend do some calligraphy for me. I went to every place on the strip none of which had blank scrolls in the size I wanted, if they had them at all. That being said, each place had some reason why I wouldn't find exactly what I wanted at any other store and should just buy what they had even though it... more
When I entered the Family Art Gallery, I happened upon two people in the process of framing a massive piece done in traditional Asian style, with tigers adorning the paper. It must have been at least fifteen feet long and clearly required the assistance of two people.
After telling the proprietor, Ben Lau, that unfortunately, I had no need for any frames, he continued his monumental task and I... more